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Isis

30702000250Girl, born March 2003
Moderate mental delays; Microcephaly; Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Scoliosis

 

 

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hunter, Forest and Ridge

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Brothers – they need to be adopted together!  They are said to be “very good boys”!

 

 

Hunter, The oldest, was born in March 2004

Hyperkinetic disorders/Hyperkinetic conduct disorder; Nonorganic sleep disorder/Emotional sleep disorder; Benign intracranial hypertension; Other specified diseases of gallbladder; Flat foot

Forest, the middle boy, was born in Aug. 2006
Mild mental delays; speech disorder

Ridge, the youngest brother was born in Aug.2008
Stenosis of pulmonary artery; currently he does not require surgery. Tuberculin skin test – positive?

 

$1,962.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lynda

30815195533Guardian AngelGirl, born Dec 2008
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays

 

She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family.  She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa.  She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!!  She has the most noble quiet nature about her.  She is mentally delayed but has so much potential.  She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love.  On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie.  We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention.  I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred!  She already has it bad enough.

 

$2,637.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Demetri

Demetrius

Demetrius(2)Boy, born August 2011

Malabsorption due to intolerance, not elsewhere classified; Adherent leukoma (corneal plaque); Blindness, monocular (Visual impairment)

Eye color: brown
Hair color: blonde

 

Demetri is a calm, quiet boy.

He is available to be adopted now, as his special need is on the approved list.

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clark

30730200600 (2)30730200600 (1)Boy, born September 2011
Cerebral palsy, retinopathy, premature, severe myopia.
He cannot sit or stand.

 

 

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rhyder

30728134755Boy, born February 2003
Congenital malformation of entodermal canal, anus atresia (colostomy in 2003)

Rhyder is a very nice boy!  He has had several operations, and currently wears diapers.  He has “Absolutely normal mental development.”

 

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Avery

30728131506Boy, born June 2004
HIV

 

 

$234.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Silas #4-12 OD

Silas 412Silas 412 2010This 7-year-old boy has congenital deformity of the lower limbs (club left foot – after surgical correction; flat feet; wears orthopedic shoes); moderate mental delay; congenital internal hydrocephalus (slight, not progressive, no surgical treatment is necessary); some disturbances in behavior.

He doesn’t often get ill. He vocalizes and follows simple commands. As a result of the extra attention he has been getting in the last several months, he has demonstrated a good rate of compensating his delays and there has been a slight increase in the intensity of his psychological activity – he wants to go out, he demonstrates how much he enjoys going for a walk, he waits and gets annoyed when he is not taken outside at the regular time. He plays with toys. He helps the orphanage staff. He loves physical contact and initiates physical closeness with familiar adults. He likes getting individual attention.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Virgil

30806220620Boy, born May 2006
Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus,  flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia,  TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage

 

This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Trever #4-08 OD

Trever 408  (1) Trever 408  (2)This almost 8-year-old boy has moderate mental delay, cystic hydrocele and convergent concomitant strabismus.

 

He has built self-service skills (eats, dresses and undresses independently, potty-trained). He has marked progress in his speech development and tries to use more words and connect them in sentences. He interacts with children, albeit he prefers the company of adults.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Wylie

30818205146Boy, born May 2009
hydrocephaly, epysyndrom, spastic tetraparesis, congenital defect of brain development

 

Wylie has a handsome boy who is facing transfer soon. 

 

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).   This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families.  Families considering this child should research and be prepared for the challenges that can come with this condition.   You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome  and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

 

$41.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Yvette #413 OD

413 YvetteGirl, born January 2009

infantile cerebral palsy, symptomatic epilepsy, nystagmus, delayed physical and neuropsychological development. She takes a medication so as to prevent the seizures. She has daily rehabilitation, remedial massages and gymnastics.
In the last 4-5 months Yvette has started performing active movements with the hands – she reaches for and grabs a toy that has been handed to her. She turns from her back to one side. She loves it when someone talks to her and caresses her and she then produces joyful sounds. She maintains stable eye contact. She pronounces several one-syllable words.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Rylan

30816163201Boy, born Sept 2008
microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, hyperkinetic behavioral disorder (ADHD), mental delays

 

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).   This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families.  Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition.   You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome  and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

 

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Becky

30816161954Girl, born Nov 2007
microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, symptomatic epilepsy, spastic tetraparesis, profound mental delays, Coloboma of optic disc

 

 

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Carolina

Carolina 2013 (3)Girl, Born May 2006

Carolina is such a beautiful girl; beautiful brown hair with olive skin.  She has cerebral palsy, and does wear AFO’s on both feet.

From her medical records: Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.   She can walk by supporter or holding one hand.  She says separate words, understands simple speech, is affectionate and friendly.   Physical therapy and a loving family will bring MIRACLES for this little girl!

Carolina was transferred in 2011 to a boarding school (not an institution).

Carolina 2013 (1)

UPDATE August 2013:

Carolina is a beautiful girl! She is about 4ft tall and about 50lbs. Her CP affects her mostly from the knees down. She does have cytomegalovirus. This was reconfirmed last year, but we were not able to find out if it is active, or if she merely was exposed while her mother was pregnant with her. CMV does cause brain damage if a baby is exposed in utero, so a family needs to be prepared for that, or for the fact that is IS transmissible when it flares. She is very strong and she does make her likes and dislikes known. Her biggest love is candy…but not chocolate! She likes white chocolate a lot though. She likes dolls, and can undress them herself. She has good use of her hands. She gets around by crawling or knee walking, which is great. Knee walking shows her hips are nice and strong. She loves to “dance.” Dancing, to her, is an adult bouncing her up and down for as long as you can stand to do it. She gets quite unhappy when you stop to take a break. The nannies make her walk a bit while holding onto hands, but her legs and feet are just not able to line up with her being so tight. She is very strong. She loves cell phones and will try to snatch them at any opportunity. A toy cell phone that plays music would be nice for her. She speaks, though it is like a toddler. She repeats the same few things over and over, but she does say a couple other words and used them correctly. She understands much more though and the caretakers speak to her in complete sentences. She just loves to move and bounce and be twirled around. She likes BIG movements. She was very briefly startled by my husband, but quickly discovered he could bounce her around longer and higher than I could…and so she quickly preferred him!
Carolina does have some institutional behaviors that a family needs to be prepared for. Her moods change quickly, and when she gets upset, she can throw herself to the floor, even injuring herself. She will hit, pull hair,etc if she is upset. She will throw large toys as well. The caretakers love her, but did express that she would likely not engage or interact with kids bigger than her, and would be likely to assert herself over anyone smaller. That is just how life in these places is. Families without small children would be best for her. An involved, hands-on Papa would be ideal, and a trampoline would be out of this world for her.
$1,106.71 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Lucie

30818222451Girl, born Jan 2009
Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, partical optic atrophy , cross-eye, mental delay

 

What a pretty smile Lucie has!  She could do so well with a family.

 

$387.14 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sabine

30818212820Girl, born Nov 2009
Epilepsy, left cross-eye

 

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).   This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families.  Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition.   You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome  and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

 

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nash

NashBoy, born 2004
Hydrocephalus

 

From someone who met Nash in 2012:  Nash is a wonderful little boy. He is always quick to excitedly greet visitors with happy squeals and a formal hello, and is quite insistent visitors take a seat in the chair he brings over to them :)  He is very helpful and obedient, and will sometimes bring toys over to the smaller kids in his group who cannot get toys for themselves. He is very talkative, but a lot of what he says is sort of like “Nash”-ese. He has no problem getting his point across, however, if it is important to him that you understand him! He likes to play with just about any toy; balls, legos, cars, light up toys, you name it he will play with it. He enjoys being silly and laughing, and especially thrives with one on one attention. He is generally a happy little guy, but does not like messes or rule breaking, and is not afraid to tell the other children “No” or try to right their wrongs if they are misbehaving. He very much aims to please! I feel Nash would adjust easily to and thrive in a family!

From a family who met him in Dec 2013: He seemed to be rocking more persistently. I noticed when music was being played or when we would actively engage him play he would rock nervously. However, he is a wonderfully sweet spirited child and is eager to please. He would always great us with a formal, “hello” and then lead us to take a seat. He never missed an opprotunity to rush out of the groupa and jump in our laps or include himself in whatever game we were playing with our boys. He so desperately wants to be loved. He called me, “Mama” and it broke my heart…how I wish I could have taken this precious boy as well. There were many days that we noticed him strapped to a chair or straight jacketed; I am not sure why because I never saw any self injurious behavior from him. He is very impulsive and easily excited but his joy simply radiates a room. He desperately deserves to be loved, valued and wanted….he only aims to please. The first thought that came to mind upon meeting him was, “He does NOT belong here”….he is so smart…though his speech is often slurred; but only slightly. He seems to be minorly effected by his hydrocephaly and gets along very well. His poor little hands do shake though; probably as a result of the pressure on his brain. I am unsure if he has been shunted or not; I felt around his head one day and did not feel the bump that would indicate he has. If he has not been shunted then that makes his case even more urgent. He desperately needs out! This boy has ALL the potential in the world…he just needs the right parents to break him free!  I also have a video with him in it, if a family is interested.

$1,688.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Athens

30816155509Boy, born Sept 2007
Cerebral palsy, double spastic hemiplegia, partial atrophy of disks of vision nerves, crossed eyes

 

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jewell

Girl, Born April 2006
Cerebral palsy / TBI

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Eugene is really a GIRL! After all this time, we have learned he is a SHE.

Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes.  She has severe CP, but has recently started walking!

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself.


$986.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Faye

30818162858Girl, born July 2008
Microcephaly

 

$31.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Todd #21-12

 Todd 2010 (1)Age: 6Todd Aug 2013
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus (shunt has been installed), spina bifida aperta, agenesis of the left kidney, fragile bones and strabismus
 
Todd can sit independently. He talks and easily carries on conversations with adults. His intellectual development is right at the “normal” level on testing. He has a caregiver that works 1:1 with him daily.
Families who have visited the orphanage where he lives report that he is a very smart and friendly little boy. He is able to carry on a conversation and answer questions appropriately and plays hand held video games.
From a family who visited with him in September 2013:    ” We had a chance to meet this little boy at our childrens’  orphanage last week. He is a very smart and vibrant little boy. My heart breaks at the thought that if he is not adopted, he will be sent to an institution to live out his days. This boy needs a mom and dad to care for him and tell him he is loved and valued.  I just know his family is out there!  “
Additional photos and videos are available.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Trudie #416 OD

OGirl, 8-years-old
cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, hypotrophy, severe aphasia, severe mental delay

She responds positively to stimulation and contact. This girl has a good emotional tone. She is sociable and calm. She can reaches for, holds and manipulates with toys.
She cooperates with her caregivers.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Kambry

Girl, born July 2007Kambry 201430816153202
Freeman Sheldon syndrome,  both legs clubfoot (condition after surgery in 2011), developmental delays

From a family who met her, April 2014:
She seems gentle and quiet. Probably the oldest in her groupa. She plays appropriately although it seems she is a little on the outside of the other kids play sometimes, probably because she walks a little awkwardly from her feet being turned inwards. I personally would be surprised if she is actually mentally delayed.  She walks well, just probably slower and I’ve not seen her try to run. I think she would be a real sweetheart.

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

Simeon

Guardian AngelBorn October 2007

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes.  He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  We are trying to get more information on his social history.  Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon has an older sister who is available for adoption, and in the same orphanage.  We hope to have more information on her soon.

 

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own.  There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment.  He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

 

From a family who visited with him in 2011:  Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention.  I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him.  There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand.  After a few days, he was even able to clap!  But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements.  He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position.  I never heard him speak.  I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

$3,132.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Erickson #415 OD

415_Photo2_Aug13Erickson 415Boy, 8 years old
severe mental delays, agenesis of the left kidney

Erickson has a stable health condition and hasn’t been ill in the last year. He has significantly delayed neuropsychological development. He walks independently. He has good prehensile skills and responds to being called by name. He takes notice of his surroundings and makes attempts to interact and communicate with other children. A positive trend in his development has been observed over time.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Carris #418 OD

418_Photo_2010Girl, born Dec 2004
spina bifida and hydrocephalus — a shunt has been installed for the girl’s hydrocephalus; a surgery is being planned for her spina bifida

She is in a good general condition, with limited motor activity.  Photo from 2010.

In terms of psychological development the child has been developing well: has well-developed perceptions and notions; good associative abilities; initiates interactions with all the children in her group; has skills for participating in group activities; has a good emotional tone; eats independently.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Keith #419

419_Photo2_Jun2013Boy, born June 2009
Hydrocephalus, epilepsy, atrophy of the left cerebral hemisphere, eye issues and blindness, and delayed psychomotor development

 

Keith stands up in his bed and makes steps sideways and he crawls. He takes a toy on his own initiative, transfers it from one hand into the other. He smiles when someone talks to him, laughs aloud when jested and produces syllables.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Mona #28-1

MonaAge: 8
Diagnosis: developmental delays

 

Mona is physically healthy. She has delays in her development. At the time of her last report, she was talking, walking, feeding herself and had recently started attending school. She has been assigned a 1:1 caregiver to work with her several days a week and she has been demonstrating continuous progress since that began.

Additional photos and videos are available.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Denzel

denzelDenzel2Guardian AngelBoy, born January 2001
mental delays, spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder

 

Sweet Denzel!  He is tube fed through his nose, and often swaddled to prevent him from removing the tube.    He ‘lights up’ and smiles widely when presented with musical toys — a greatly welcome distraction from his days spent staring at the ceiling.  There is so much a family could provide for him!

$1,002.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Garion

Garion2 GarionBoy, born August 1999
HIV, mental delays, nonverbal, possible autism

 

From a missionary who met him in 2013:
Garion is a very active boy.  He is one of the few children in the institution who seeks out ways to occupy his time. He loves to be outside and is often found climbing trees or playing in the dirt pile. He likes to carry a bucket around and fill it with the odds and ends he finds. He needs more stimulation then he gets in the institution. Garion does not talk, but he smiles at anyone who smiles and waves at him. He responds to his name. He is wary of strangers, but I was able to gain his trust. He does not like to be touched but eventually allowed me to kiss his hand.

One evening I spent an hour with him, throwing back and forth a ball made out of a pair of rolled-up tights. I would recommend Garion for a family that does not have young children. I really loved this boy and felt like he needed someone to work with him to bring him out of his shell.

Physically Garion seems fine. He is the right size and build for a kid his age. He is not small or too thin or anything.

I really, really loved this boy. Emotions pass over his face so plainly, and he looks scared a lot of the time. I think that the world doesn’t make much sense to Garion. I had to work really hard to gain his trust, but I see so much potential in him.

$75.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mildred

MildredOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born February 2011
Cerebral palsy, microcephaly, pseudobulbar syndrome, focal symptomatic epilepsy

 

Mildred is so young — she could really thrive with the love and care of a family!

 

$7,668.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chantelle

21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (3) 21221095254 Chantelle 2013 (2)Girl, born August 2007
CP dystonic-dyskinetic type, rough delay of static and locomotor activity, mental delay, umbilical hernia, congenital cataract, crossed eyes

URGENT!  CHANTELLE IS FACING TRANSFER

Sweet Chantelle has a list of diagnoses, but her main need is a loving family!   A family could help her reach her potential and save her from a life in a crib.

 

From a family who met her in fall 2013:
Chantelle is mostly kept in a laying room although I did seen her out in the main groupa room laying down in a gated play area. I believe she can roll around. I saw her holding things in her hands as well. She has a calm, sweet spirit and I had her smiling in the first minute of seeing her. I touched her precious little face and told her I loved her and she smiled. The other kids seem to love her and they liked going into the laying room to take pictures of her with me.  Chantelle so needs a family now! She won’t be kept at the baby house much longer. She is soooo beautiful, the pictures really don’t do her justice.

 

$23.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Amilee #34-7 G

Girl, born April 2007

Congenital hemolytic anemia, epilepsy, infantile cerebral paralysis, congenital cytomegalovirus infection (a serological testing was conducted), club feet, severe speech delays

Amilee demonstrates a positive attitude when interacting with an adult. She moves in space by turning from back to belly and vice versa. The child’s gross motor skills are underdeveloped. She needs anticonvulsant therapy, monthly hemotransfusions and special care.

The child is thoroughly dependent on the adults for dressing, bathing and eating.  She is fed with a spoon by an adult, drinks from a bottle.

Amilee’s emotions are mostly positive. When she communicates with an adult she becomes more active and smiles.  The child’s emotional reactions are addressed towards the adult, she looks for his attention and vocalizes when she is teased and when becomes emotional.

 

Additional medical information available.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Lynne

Girl, Born July 2, 2007

I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE OLDER CHILD ORPHANAGE/SPECIAL NEEDS HOME.

From her medical records: minimal brain dysfunction, delay of psychological and speech development (may have slight mental delay), patent foramen ovale, crossed eyes.

Lynne is a beautiful blue eyed girl who was born with FAS.  She is quite smart and high functioning socially.  She is described as calm and friendly, and will do well in a family.   FAS, Congenital heart disease; minor pulmonary valve stenosis; delay of psychological development, crossed eyes.
$4,243.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gina (Missy)

Gina 2013Girl, born September 2008
Cerebral palsy

 

Gina has a sunshiney smile!

More pictures available, but she is seated in this chair in all the pictures we have.

From a family who met her in August 2013:
Precious Gina is so willowy and gentle. She is being loved and cared for in her baby house. She is soon to be transferred, though. Her groupa goes outside twice daily on nice days and she sits in a stroller staring at the leaves and feeling the breeze. When touched and cuddled, she moves her head toward you. Her skin is soft, and her hands are so gentle. She blinks with delicate eyelashes and seems to be trying to clear the fog to see you. I got to see her several times and each time her face lit up with a smile and she moved her chest side to side rhythmically to acknowledge her joy at being noticed. She is so full of life, and needs more therapy to help her reach her full potential. Gina deserves so much more than what she has been given. If only her mom and dad could look into her eyes and see how much life is behind them. She is a treasure, and is in desperate need of a family as she approaches the age of transfer. The institution she is headed for will not offer her anywhere near what she has now. Please see Gina before she is lost forever.

Gina received massage therapy regularly, is in diapers, and could use some dental care. She is very thin, but is being offered excellent nutrition. She is in a region that we felt comfortable having just mom stay for much of the travel. More pictures and a video available.

From a family who met her in early 2014: 
I did get to see her several times while the door was open to the groupa’s play room. She is so very skinny now. When she was left in her crib she was usually crying and trying to roll over. One day there was a sweet nanny holding her and singing to her. She had the biggest beautiful smile and was loving being rocked and sung to! Her hair looked like it had grown out some. She had really beautiful, sweet curls.

Gina is now available for international adoption as she recently turned 5.

$287.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nicholas

BOY, born November 9, 2006

Nicholas is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  His delay is considered significant. He needs a loving family to help him achieve all he can be.  He does not appear to have any additional medical complications from his FAS. This picture makes him seem to have vision problems, but I think it’s just a bad picture.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.  This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.  There is no way to know this ahead of time.

$60.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gregory #G

GregoryBoy, born May 2007
mixed disorders of behavior and emotions, mild mental delays; suspected autism

 

Gregory prefers adults he is familiar with, rather than peers.  When something new catches his attention he is smiling and alive.  There is no developed expressive speech: he does not speak, produces only sounds. He understands what is said to him by an adult and what he is expected to do.

He has no developed abilities to play. He does not play with toys, does not use household goods according to their purpose. Does not participate in group games. Gregory prefers to be alone, does not initiate contact with other children.  His self-help skills are not appropriate for his age.

Additional information and pictures available from the agency.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Noah

Guardian AngelBoy, Born December 11, 2006

 

Noah is a sweet boy with light brown hair and big blue eyes.  He was born with CP and is significantly cognitively delayed.  He is not able to walk at this time, but loves to be held and loves attention and affection.   His possibilities are endless!

$1,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kelvin Philip

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Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome

 

Handsome Kelvin is 7 years old, and waiting for his family!

From a family who met him in June 2014:

This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

 

$1,102.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Kenneth

 Boy, Born November 27, 2006

 

Photo dated Feb 2010.  Kenneth is a blonde haired, blue eyed cutie who was born with FAS.  Kenneth does have some spasticity on his left side, and will greatly benefit from therapy and a loving family to encourage him! He is diagnosed with hydrocephaly, but this is a result of the FAS. He is not in need of a shunt to correct (the doctors say).

As you can see from this updated picture, Kenneth is doing GREAT! He wants a mama and papa of his own.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.  This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.  There is no way to know this ahead of time.

$1,021.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Angelina

Angelina 2013
angelina2014-2Girl, Born May 2007

Miss Angelina has spina bifida.  She has blonde hair and giant blue eyes!

From her medical records:  Congenital dysfunction, myelocele of lumbosacral part of spinal cord (had surgery); internal hydrocephalus (had surgery 2007), flail legs with dysfunction of pelvis/hips, cardiopathy, valgus feet, crossed eyes, TB-infection, delay of physical, psychological and speech development.

Guardian AngelMore photos available.

From a family who met her in June 2014:   ”Somebody come get this girl, Angelina.   She is such an awesome kid.   So happy and smart.   She just needs a family and she will thrive.   She is 7 and may be in an institution soon.  She does not belong there.”

A family who met her in 2011 says she’s the happiest child, always smiling and laughing.

 

$3,773.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dixon #2-3

Boy, Born March 2001

Down syndrome

 

From his medical records: Elementary thinking processes are observed. He can’t speak but pronounces separate sounds and some syllables. He knows his name and reacts when called. He carries out very elementary orders come here, give me your hand, and lie down. He distinguishes praise and reprimand. He is not oriented for a place and time. His attention is unstable, his memory is mechanic. He gives his hand for a greeting. He walks independently and has good general motorics.   The fine motorics are limited. In emotional aspect the child is calm and quiet. He rejoices at the attention he is paid but prefers to play alone. He likes to play with toys by turning them from all sides. He looks at his hands with a great deal of interest and entertains himself by making different movements with them. The child is taken care of entirely by the personnel.   The child is included in the project Granny and grandchild and learns how to eat independently.    A speech therapist works with the child in order to develop his speech skills. The training how to eat on himself continues.

 

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$2,532.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Daniel #14-2

Boy, born April 2001

 

From his medical records: The physical development of the child lags behind considerable from the indexes for the age. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support.  The movements of the child are not coordinated. The fine motorics are not perfected.   The child doesn’t have notions of time built up.  He orientates well in the space.  He recognizes his image in the mirror and looks at it with an interest.   He has perceptions for the main colors but cannot name them. The child is with insufficient ability for concentration of his attention. His active attention is attracted and kept with difficulties.    The child is communicative, initiates with ease contacts with the personnel, the other children and with strangers. He likes the contacts with adults. He is not conflict and has good behavior in the group.   He is prone to exhibiting whims and to be unhappy.   He protects a toy that is taken away from him. The intellect of the child is with deficit corresponding to the diagnosis of Down Syndrome. He shows attachment, joy, anxiety and guilt. He is calm and observes the play of the other children. He plays with them and enjoys contacts with them. He carries out simple orders  come here, give me your hand, and sit down. The child doesn’t have skills to serve himself built up, needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t put his clothes on and take them off on his own but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He orientates in the daily routine. He doesn’t signal his physiological needs. The child understands the speech of the others when expressed elementary. He carries out orders and verbal commands. He pronounces single words by imitating. He is communicative, seeks contacts, and shows preferences in the interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive mimics by which shows his emotions and attitudes. The child likes to listen to songs, laughs loud and claps with his hands. He moves in time with the music and is very lively and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his little hand because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables: ma, ba, da as well as words from repetitive syllables: mama, baba.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL

MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST

 

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ruslan

Boy, Born November 12, 2002

Down syndrome

ALREADY TRANSFERRED, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Ruslan is a handsome young man who is in desperate need of a family right away.  He has strabismus, and is also a CARRIER of Hepatitis B.  (www.webmd.com) He is asymptomatic at this time.   We are trying to get more details on his Hep B….he is living in the general population of children, so they don’t appear to be very concerned about him transmitting it to other children.   (Typically, children with blood-born viruses such as Hep B and HIV are isolated in special orphanages and never available to be adopted, so we are thinking that maybe he tested positive at birth and hasn’t been retested, or he isn’t showing any outwards symptoms).

 

From a nurse in the infectious disease unit in a pediatric hospital:  *** Hepatitis B is something that children in the USA are routinely vaccinated for.   If parents have not received the vaccinations, they can easily go to their physician and receive the series.  With these vaccinations transmission is extremely minimal as vaccinated parties can have immunity to Hepatitis B. Titers (simple blood test) can also be drawn after taking the vaccines to make sure immunity has been acquired. Hepatitis B is also treatable with medications and people can also just be carriers of the virus.  This health condition is labeled chronic, but with proper medical treatment and simple precautions it is very treatable and the risk of transmission is minimal at most. ***

Ruslan has already been transferred out to the institution due to his age, but he can still be adopted!!    Please open you heart to little Ruslan….he needs you!

 

$8,734.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nastya

Guardian Angel

Girl, Born July 27, 2005

 

Nastya was born with spina bifida and minor hydrocephalus.  She has had corrective surgery, but is not able to walk.   She has already turned 7 and needs a family right away to save her spending the rest of her life bedridden in a mental institution.
PLEASE HELP!
More photos available, please inquire.
$1,741.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Daniel

DanielBoy, Born January 2006

HELP! I HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRANSFERRED!

Daniel is facing a bedridden life in the mental institution without your help!   Poor Daniel struggles with many health complications, but he can truly reach his full potential with a loving family.  He has CP and hydrocephalus, along with some symptoms of epilepsy.

From his medical records:  congenital hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, movement disorders, symptomatic epilepsy, severe mental delay, partial optic atrophy.

From an adoptive family in summer 2012: 
Daniel is not doing well. His head has enlarged quite a bit and both times I saw him he was lying down in a raised toddler bed. He clearly needs medical help for the hydrocephalus.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.  

$9,140.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marlowe #18-1

Boy, Born August 2001

 

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Inborn cardiac malformation – persisting arterial channel, Lung hypertonia, Severe lagging behind in his development.    Photo taken May 2009.

 

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST

 

$2,103.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brett #19-1

Boy, Born August 23, 2001

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Severe lagging behind in his development, Alopetio areata

Brett was born premature at home and taken to an open field, where he was abandoned. He was there for 6 hours before being rescued and taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for shock, hypothermia, bug bites all over his body and difficulty breathing. Once released from the hospital, he was placed in an orphanage and later transferred to a mental institution, where he lives today.  From a physical standpoint, he suffered several bouts of bronchitis and other sicknesses as a young child. He does have alopecia (hair loss), but does not have any other health problems at this time. Based on one of the video clips, it appears that Brett is able to pop his hip out of socket, as his can turn his leg at an unnatural angle.   He can walk and move freely around in his environment.

 

Brett suffers from many delays as a result of spending over 10 years in an institutionalized setting.   He walks, plays with toys, communicates using gestures and interact with adults at will. He is NOT aggressive.   The staff cares for all his basic needs and he is not receiving any academic instruction or any noted therapies at this time.

 

Several photos and videos of Brett from December 2012 are available.

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$10,450.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Darina

Guardian Angel

 

Girl, Born October  2007

Oh Darina, how she has regressed :( ((   We had such a darling photo of her from two years ago, and to see her like this now breaks my heart.   She could have come so far and been spared this ;(

Darina struggles with CP.  She has compensated internal hydrocephaly as well.  She is not able to walk on her own.  From her medical records:  congenital brain abnormality, atopic-astenic syndrome, delay of mental and motor development, microcephaly, hip dysplasia, congenital isotropy of both eyes, koch valga to the left (foot position)

Darina is facing the institution soon and will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted :(

$217.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sealey

Guardian Angel BOY, Born October 26, 2004  

 

Sealey needs a family….he has severe CP, and is diagnosed with congenital brain malformation; anencephalea (no cerebral cortex).  He is not able to walk and needs full care.  It wil be so wonderful to see him blossom in a loving family.  He is facing the institution very soon.  

 

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

 

$122.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Kolya #7-2

Kolya

Boy, Born August 2004

 

Main diagnosis: Down Syndrome. Asthma with prevailing allergic component. Lagging behind in his neuro-psychical development. Abnormally low weight; full medical records available

 

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL

 

$1,197.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Samson

BOY, Born August 28, 2004  

 

Samson is also blessed to still be at the baby house.  He was born with CP and strugges with epilepsy.    He has optic nerve subatrophy, and will do great in a family who has experience with vision impairments!   The caregivers say he has a great personality!  Samson has so much potential!      

 

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

 

$1,053.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mikale #38-2

Mikale2_2013DOB: 2003Mikale 2013
Down syndrome

Mikale has been transferred to a mental institution. He attends a specialized school. He interacts well with other children and does not have any behavior issues. He’s non-verbal, but he understands what is said to him and follows directions that are given to him. He plays appropriately with toys and enjoys blocks most of all. He feeds himself and assists with setting the table and also with cleaning up the toys. He seeks out adults and other people to interact with. He is physically healthy, with no past or current health concerns.

Additional photos and videos from January 2013 are available for interested families.

 

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL.  MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST. 

$7,500.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tanner #31-1

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Boy, Born July 2001

Main diagnosis: Down Syndrome. Deafness. Converging strabismus. Obstructive and reflux nephropathia.  Lagging behind in his neuro-psychical development.

The agency has several photos and a video clip of Tanner from March 2014. In the video, he says “hi”, follows simple verbal instructions, gives someone a hug upon request and drinks from an open cup. Based on the video, he does appear to have some level of hearing.

$7,802.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Matvey

Boy, Born August 28, 2004

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

 

Matvey is such a cute little boy, with blonde curls!   He is cognitively delayed, but does not seem to have any official diagnosis other than that.  He has amazing potential!!   He was transferred to another region in 2010.

Please give this little guy a chance to fulfill his potential!    One of our own adoptive families who visited with him in March 2008 shared this with us:  “This little guy did NOT want to be photographed!  He was quite happy doing whatever he was doing before being brought into the room but having his picture taken was not high on his priority list.  He has “deep mental delay” (understand that this is according to Eastern European standards — he was more aware and alert than a child with Down syndrome might be at the same age).  I can’t tell you his eye color because he down-right refused to look at me, but those blonde curls sure were cute!”
$310.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Yuri

Blonde hair and blue eyes.    He has been diagnosed with HIV, but is medically healthy.  Yuri is already living in the older child internat/boarding school, but can be adopted with any child from orphanage 37, 38, or 39 as well.
$1,205.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jason

Jason (1)Boy, Born April 10, 2003

 

HELP!  I have been transferred to a remote institution, with no hope of finding my family without you!

Jason spends his time either in a crib or in a stroller, sitting outside.

He needs a lot of love and attention … He is a good, sweet child, but he has a lot of self-injuring behaviors.  Unfortunately, he is often restrained because he hits himself really hard.

Update Nov 2012:  Jason is learning to walk with support!

 

From a  family who visited with him in June 2013:   I saw Jason this morning. I got to take him for a walk in the stroller, play with him, feed him (twice!), and get him ready for his nap. He is wonderful. He loved it when I made my hand crawl up his belly and tickle him under the chin. I was rewarded with loud laughing and a huge smile. He liked to have me rub his feet, and whenever I would stop he would stick his little foot up for more. He makes noises but he does not talk. He can walk if he holds both of your hands, but he prefers to crawl as he can go faster. He is the king of the bouncy seat. He sits in it whenever he can, and he shooed away another child who came too close. ;) He is about the size of a four year old and is in a 4/5 shirt. He’s heavier than I thought he would be, but I can carry him easily. I’m totally in love.

10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$3,468.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Irina

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Girl, Born March 5, 2005

Irina is a beautiful girl with dark hair and big dark eyes. She has a cleft palate. She is cognitively delayed, likely as a result of FAS. She is a precious and happy little girl, and will do great in a family. She can be *assertive* at times, but responds very well to individual attention and will really thrive as the “baby”.

Irina is a child who keeps to herself. Usually, if she plays with others, she prefers to stay in small groups, but she also can be okay with larger groups of children.   She prefers playing with children younger than she is.   Irina is a good listener and is a sweet and sensitive child.

 

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Irina has been transferred to the older child internat now.  She is with Juri and Jefferson.

$582.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Adam #16-1

DOB: 2001

Down syndrome

Adam has lived in a mental institution since shortly after his 4th birthday. Visitors to the institution have described it as very nice and more like a nice hotel than a mental institution. The children are well cared for and have many opportunities to experience things. Yet Adam is still missing the love and attention that comes with having a family of his own.

Adam is 10 years old. He walks and his gross motor skills are well developed. He does not talk at this time but does follow verbal directions. He feeds himself with a spoon but still requires some assistance with dressing. He plays with toys and enjoys music time, but prefers to play alone instead of with the other children. He is not aggressive toward himself nor others and is described as “a calm child”. He does the stereotypical rocking back and forth when sitting, which is a common “orphanage behavior”. He attends school in the local village. He’s in a special education class. He is not interested in most school activities, though he does enjoy music time.

Several additional photos and video clips of Adam are available. From the videos, he really enjoys playing in the pool!

FULL MEDICAL INFO AVAILABLE. SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL. MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST

$2,249.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Janie

Girl, Born March 8, 2006

So glad to have an updated picture of Janie!  She is blessed to still be at the baby house, but she will remain bedridden for the rest of her life is she is transferred.
Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

$3,410.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Arlene

Guardian AngelGirl, Born May  2008

Oh, Arlene…..from her medical records: after-effects of congenital toxoplasmosis, complex secondary hydrocephaly, Epilepsy, hernia

Update June 2012:  doing GREAT!  Growing and happy, and needs a family!!!

 

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   Please consider one (or more!) of these beautiful angels from orphanage 41.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

$917.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lorena

Girl, Born November, 2005

This beautiful, brown haired, blue eyed angel was born with a lot of strikes stacked against her.  That doesn't mean she doesn't deserve a voice or a chance to have a family who loves her and can help her be all she is able!  
  
From her medical records:  CEREBRAL PALSY.   Inborn defect of brain development (hypoplasia of right hemisphere, cerebellum, mosaic body). Syndrome of spastic tetraparesis; stage of motion defect.   Secondary microcephaly.  Hip dysplasia.  Secondary miocardiopathy.  Mental delay.  Strabismus.
 
Lorena is facing the mental institution soon, and will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted. 
 
 
$570.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wendy

Girl, Born June 25, 2006

Guardian Angel

 


UPDATE:  Wendy has already been transferred :(

Updates and new photos will not be possible.   Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her?  She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not.

 

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.    She was born quite premature  (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).  She has CP and is completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly.

From her medical records:  Microcephaly, tetraparesis, delayed psychomotor development due to perinatal CNS lesions.  Congenital malformations of eye, cataracts, microphthalmia of both eyes.

An experienced adoptive family of institutionalized children is preferred.  Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.

$1,637.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Anderson

BOY, Born December 13, 2003
 
Anderson is a sweet boy who is blessed to still be at his baby house.   He is significantly cognitively delayed, and needs a loving family to help his achieve his potential.  He does not have any words, but communicates through other sounds.    He is able to walk and is physically active.  he is facing the mental institution soon, hope someone will consider him and give him the life he so deserves!

 

$2,559.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Miranda

Girl, Born August 25, 2004
Cerebral Palsy

 

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

What a beautiful little girl!    Wispy blonde hair and bright blue eyes!  Miranda is healthy and developing well out side of her CP.    She is an orphanage favorite.   Waiting for more info on her ability to walk/speak, etc.

She has two younger siblings, their status is not known.

 

She was transferred from her baby home, and still waits for her family.  She has been listed for SO long!!

$144.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Valery

Girl, Born September 27, 2006

Valery was born with CP and spina bifida.  She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”.  She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects.   But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition.   Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution.   Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?
More photos available, please inquire.
$4,609.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nana

Girl, Born January 22, 2007
Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes.  Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.    I so wish we had a better photo of Nana, and hope to get one soon so she has a better chance of finding a family to save her.
More photos available, please inquire.

 

$1,440.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marty #6-7

Marty 456Boy, born June 2002
Down syndrome, CP

Marty has Down syndrome and at the age of 5 months old was given a diagnosis of CP based on his delayed motor development and horizontal nystagmus (both of these things are common in children with Down syndrome). He is described as a quiet and even-tempered child who has adapted quickly to the routine and daily schedule at the institution. He is able to walk independently. He assists with dressing and undressing himself and is learning to feed himself as well. He goes to the toilet when reminded to do so by the staff. He is not yet speaking but demonstrates understanding and follows basic requests.

He plays with other children and interacts well with adults. He responds to his name and loves attention from the caregivers. He has a special bond with one specific care giver. He loves to play with toys and shows a preference for stuffed animals.

Marty has already been transferred to an institution.

UPDATE March 2014:
He is a calm and quiet boy; good general condition; walks independently; eats, dresses/undresses and puts his shoes on independently; a 5th-grade student at an auxiliary school; vocalizes; understands what he is told; scribbles; establishes contact with other children and staff members; loves getting attention and being caressed; follows simple instructions; has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with one of the staff members; loves listening to music.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL. MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME.

$4,000.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sergey

BOY, Born June 15, 2006

 

Sergey needs a loving family who can help him achieve his full potential.  He is destined to be bedridden for his very short life if he is not adopted.  he is able to sit on his own and does his best to get around.  He is significantly delayed and really needs a family!  Sergey is facing imminent transfer to the institution.

From his medical records: congenital brain anomaly, spastic tetraparesis, simptomatic epilepsy, generalized tonic clonic seizures, cryptorchidism, adenoid vegetation, bending-movable contractures of the hip joints, deficiency anemia, mental delay

$275.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nate

BOY, born August 2006

 

Nate is a handsome young man!   He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes.   He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the therapy and encouragement he needs.  We are hoping to learn if he is being treated for the CMV, but he is asymptomatic at this time.

 

$161.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jared

Jared (26)

BOY, born May 1, 2007

This handsome young man, with dark hair and dark eyes, was born with a rare genetic condition called Stickler Syndrome.  His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.

Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below. In addition, each feature of this syndrome may vary from subtle to severe.

A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A particular group of physical features, called the Pierre Robin sequence, is common in children with Stickler syndrome. Robin sequence includes a U-shaped or sometimes V-shaped cleft palate (an opening in the roof of the mouth) with a tongue that is too large for the space formed by the small lower jaw. Children with a cleft palate are also prone to ear infections and occasionally swallowing difficulties.

Many people with Stickler syndrome are very nearsighted (described as having high myopia) because of the shape of the eye. People with eye involvement are prone to increased pressure within the eye (ocular hypertension) which could lead to glaucoma and tearing or detachment of the light-sensitive retina of the eye (retinal detachment). Cataract may also present as an ocular complication associated with Stickler’s Syndrome. The jelly-like substance within the eye (the vitreous humour) has a distinctive appearance in the types of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL2A1 and COL11A1 genes. As a result regular appointments to a specialist ophthalmologist are advised. The type of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL11A2 gene does not affect the eye.

People with this syndrome have problems that affect things other than the eyes and ears. Arthritis, abnormality to ends of long bones, vertebrae abnormality, curvature of the spine, scoliosis, joint pain, and double jointedness are all problems that can occur in the bones and joints. Physical characteristics of people with Stickler can include flat cheeks, flat nasal bridge, small upper jaw, pronounced upper lip groove, small lower jaw, and palate abnormalities, these tend to lessen with age and normal growth and palate abnormalities can be treated with routine surgery.

Another sign of Stickler syndrome is mild to severe hearing loss that, for some people, may be progressive (see hearing loss with craniofacial syndromes). The joints of affected children and young adults may be very flexible (hypermobile). Arthritis often appears at an early age and worsens as a person gets older. Learning difficulties, not intelligence, can also occur because of hearing and sight impairments if the school is not informed and the student is not assisted within the learning environment.

Stickler syndrome is thought to be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve prolapse of the heart, although no definitive research supports this.

$1,103.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Vitaly

Boy, Born January 14, 2005

 

Little Vitaly is so handsome, with his dark hair and eyes!   Vitaly was born with CP and is not able to walk at this time.    He is moderately cognitively delayed, but will regress every day he is in this place.  He is already living in an institution, and he needs to be rescued desperately.   Otherwise he will never have a chance to walk, never have the opportunity for surgery or therapy.

 

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mikel

40730100708Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome, heart murmur

Will be available in Fall 2014.

 

Oh my goodness!  That sweet face!  I bet he’s full of personality…

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Inessa

40730092559girl, born 2011
ventricular and atrial septal defects, cleft hard and soft palate

 

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Judith

40730094950Girl, born 2012
CP, dual hemiplegia
Judith cannot walk or sit independently. But she shows interest in toys and reacts to speech addressed to her.

 

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Griffin

40730094845Boy, born 2011
CP, mental delay

 

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

 

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Everett

EverettBoy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, disorder of brain, spastic hemiplegia, umbilical hernia, ectopic perinal testis, hereditary optic atrophy, alternating esotropia, cardiac murmur, vit d deficiency

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kjellsen

photoboyBoy, born in 2009
P-OD
VIH/HIV positive with TARGA treatment

Currently asymptomatic and hemodynamically stable with good adherence to TARGA. Onychomycosis being treated

“Normal” social coefficient; Possess adequate attention and concentration. Lack of development of fine motor coordination for his age with adequate potential to learn

Language expression lacks of development (he won’t tell experiences but if asked, he will sing a song)

Responds with a smile to presented stimuli and receptive to affection. His appetite and sleep habits are good. Last year he attended an educative center with good progress. Social abilities being developed.

Kjellsen is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Iverson #

IvanBoy, 4 years old
Spina bifida (post-op), non-foregoing hydrocephalus (will NOT need a surgery), luxation of the hip joints (which can be fixed by a surgery), One leg motor function and sensitivity are kept, after the surgery it is very possible he could use this leg
Kidneys are functioning normally; incontinent.

Iverson is very sweet and nice – the staff is adamant that the child has a lot of potential and individual work with him can make a significant progress.

Iverson is emotionally positive – when we went to take the pictures and the videos, he started crying for a while because he was surrounded by 7 people, but stopped crying in a few minutes and gave us a smile that we tried to catch on the video.

He likes to examine books and watching movies – he has a quite smart look and he is interested in every noise and all he sees. Iverson uses very well his upper limbs – his own moves and rotates his chair.

Iverson is trying to speak, but we could not catch him – it was only once for a few seconds, but the staff said he speaks a lot but at his own language, doesn’t pronounce very well (all the kids in orphanages have the same problem because of the luck of personal attention). He initiates contact with adults.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Dillon

Dillon 1Boy, born 2000
Down syndrome

 

From a family who visited with him in 2014:
In all my interaction and time with Dillon, I never saw the slightest sign that he was aggressive or had the ability to hit children. In fact, out of all the boys there, Dillon is the most gentle, softhearted, and kind. I did see some horse play and pinching between the other boys, but never Dillon. Dillon is calm, extremely happy, and joyful, and very soft and slow with his movements.

From another family who met him:
He is beautiful! absolutely a treasure. a teddy bear my hubby says. When he first met me, he kissed my hand to say hello, and then he kissed (my husband’s) hand.  He has a beautiful smile! We visited him again later that night. He gave me a huge hug. He just wraps his arms around you very tight! He is quiet, but sat next to me and loves to spend time with you. Today, when we arrived and gave the kids cookies, he was so happy. We have a video where he sets down what he has in one hand just to say hello to the camera. He is full of smiles. When we left, I went up to him and he put the world’s hugest smile on his face and put his arms out in a straight “t”, armed and ready for a tight hug! An absolute treasure is the best way to describe him He is more than that.  He loves to play soccer. He runs and plays and laughs. He will be a huge blessing to a family! Also very gentle!

$509.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Elsbeth

40720103944 ElsbethGirl, born 2000

Down syndrome, mental delays

 

Such a lovely young lady — she’s been waiting so long for a family of her own.

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Celeste

photogirlGirl, born 05/2007
P-OD
Premature child (6 months of gestation), spastic cerebral palsy with motor difficulties on her right side. Limited Language

Report May 2012:
Intellectual: Low level due to spastic cerebral palsy.

Psychomotor: Due to fine and gross motor deficiencies child has more strength on her left side to manipulate objects like a pencil and to throw the ball.

Affective Emotional: Easily expresses affection to others wants to be the center of attention in different ways to receive love and attention. Low tolerance to frustration.

She is a cheerful child who is slowly progressing in her development that can be improved with individualized attention.

Boone #473

473_Photo_Apr13Boy, nearly 2-years-old
a condition after surgery for internal hydrocephalus (valve installation) and meningomyelocele regio thoracolumbalis; lower flaccid paraplegia; equinovarus in the right slight convergent strabismus of the left eye.

The child performs a full range of movements with his upper limbs. His latest check-up examination with a neurosurgeon was in March, 2014: head circumference 46 cm; the child is in a good general condition, conscious, satisfactory tonus, with clinical evidence of normal functioning of the shunt.

The boy plays with different toys in a different manner. He prefers musical toys.The child is emotional. He smiles, laughs and rejoices when involved in joint games and activities. He distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar people. He is insistent in seeking adults’ attention and affection. The boy imitates sounds and is trying to pronounce his first words.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Astor #472

472_photo2_Jul14472_photo1_Jul14Boy, 5 years old
hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, symptomatic epilepsy (no seizures and medication since Jan 2011), latent infantile cerebral palsy and mild mental delay.

He walks independently; his gait is stable, although characterized by some CP features. He gradually improves his coordination and movements.

He eats well independently. He drinks from a cup with a little help by an adult. He uses the potty purposefully but he does not control his physiological needs yet, although he has developed notions about them. The boy takes off his shoes, socks and trousers by himself. He enjoys helping with household chores: cleaning the table, putting the toys back on their places, arranging objects and throwing garbage at the respective places

He seeks getting attention and interactions with familiar adults and he easily establishes contact with strangers as well. He prefers interacting with adults but he also joins some of the joint activities with the children from his group- he watches them and tries to do what they do. He follows various instructions very well, even such that have been addressed to another child. He can easily be persuaded with words.

The child has slightly delayed development. He shows good results from the physical therapy and pedagogical rehabilitation. The staff at the orphanage reports that this boy has very good potential for further development if raised in a family environment.

Update July 2014

The boy is very sociable and extremely responsive to interactions. He maintains very stable eye contact, listens intently to what he is told, responds adequately, smiles back at people, initiates interactions and comes up with his own ideas about what to do.

He is very independent and often refused help during my visit and preferred to try harder and do things by himself.
He has such a good attention span for a child his age and he obviously greatly enjoys being involved in educational activities.

As reported by the orphanage psychologist, he is striving for perfection and would not stop performing a given task until everything is in order and in the right place. He would not proceed to a next task before putting the things from the previous one back where they belong and he would not leave a room before closing its door. He is quite sharp and does not need instructions to be repeated to him. He is eager to please and get adults’ approval and praise. He is not embarrassed to seek an adult’s help when needed.

It is very easy to communicate with him, despite his unclear pronunciation. He has a lot to share and does whatever it takes to make himself understood and make his wishes known. Seeing how he is doing in an orphanage environment, he would undoubtedly just flourish in a family.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Nadia #25-63

Nadia 2563Girl, 5 1/2 years old

She is extremely sweet and smart, and doing very well!!!

She has been diagnosed with: “Children’s Cerebral Palsy. Spastic quadriparesis, average degree” and shows very good potential for development. She has exceptional spirit and constant striving to prove herself, which is also stimulated by the foster mother.

She recognizes and writes printed letters of the Bulgarian alphabet, counts to 20 and writes the numbers correctly. She is looking for and requests information about the surrounding reality, about the progress and organization of her routine, she is curious and studious. Her attention becomes more and more stable.

She continuously enriches her active and passive vocabulary, she has difficulties in pronunciation of longer and more complex words, but even with this, her words are understandable to the listener. With pleasure she makes brief retells of events from her everyday life, sings songs and recites poems. Easily and with desire she masters new knowledge and diligently performs given to her tasks.

Nadia has good emotional relation with the foster mother and the other members of the foster family. She distinguishes known and unknown adults. She is looking, initiates and makes good contact with the surrounding social environment.

After the conducted medical interventions, she makes tries to walk, supported by an adult, develops her skills for independence, shows her emotions and recognizes others emotions and feelings, enriches her passive and active vocabulary, she is studious and with pleasure demonstrates her knowledge and skills, develops confidence and builds her self-confidence, initiates and maintains good social contacts. The care and love of the foster parents unfolded the potential of the child and she masters and develops new knowledge, builds positive idea for herself and for the surrounding world.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Dakota #1-10

DakotaAge: 3
Diagnosis: Spina bifida aperta at L1 – S2 – surgically corrected, bottom flaccid paraplegia; Internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt was placed on October 03, 2011; Brain atrophy and agenesis of corpus callosum; Partial atrophy of the optic nerve; Accidental cardiac murmur; Iron-insufficiency anemia

Due to the spina bifida, the child is moving in the space by crawling and with the help of his hands (the legs are lacking movements and sensitivity). He sits actively and makes attempts to pull up to a standing position by holding on to a support. He demonstrates motion activity and initiative. He gets to an object desired by him. If a toy is taken away from him by another child, he cries. He is with good visual-motor coordination (eye-hand, hand-hand), picks up objects and transfers them from one to another hand, all the while the eyes following the movements. He traces with a look a falling object. He follows with a look in all four directions (left/right/up/bottom). He has a palmar grip. He plays with the toys according to their purpose.

The speech background is at the level of accidental combinations of sounds and doubling the syllables. He “babbles”. He uses at least three conscious words. He understands simple orders – “come here”, and “give me this”. He turns when called by his name. He differentiates between familiar persons and strangers. He differentiates the tone of the speech. He hums 2-3 melodies of children’s songs. He makes a good eye contact. He is in the beginning stage of imitation. He is calm and with good emotional tonus. He is emotionally responsive. He purposefully seeks the contacts with adults and children. He demonstrates jealousy if not paid attention. He is easily calmed down when picked up. He eats with appetite from a spoon and fed by an adult. He drinks independently from a cup.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Alexander #19-5

AlexanderAge: 2
Diagnosis: Achondroplasia (dwarfism) and delays in his development

Alexander lags behind in his physical development. At the time of his medical report, he could roll from back to stomach, but was not yet sitting up. He was pronouncing combinations of sounds. He plays with toys and enjoys musical games and activities. He seeks out interactions with other children and adults.

More details about his development, along with new photos and videos will be obtained.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Malachi #4-10

MalachiAge: 1
Diagnosis: Hypothyroidism

After birth, doctors suspected Malachi had Down syndrome. They later decided that he did not, but no genetic testing was ever done. His heart was checked at the national cardiology hospital and was determined to be normal. He’s also had brain scans, hip Xrays and other testing, which is all normal. At this time, his only medical diagnosis is hypothyroidism and he is on medication for this condition.

Malachi has been living with a foster family since he was just a few months old. He stands up in his crib holding on to the side. He sits independently and crawls. He walks while holding on to an adult’s hand. He currently has 8 teeth and eats from a spoon. He waves hello/goodbye and claps his hands to cheer. He listens when spoken to and laughs out loud when teased. He differentiates between familiar and non familiar people. He picks up and holds toys. He is saying individual words. He loves to be hugged and smiles when spoken to.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Mathis

40710130119 Mathis (1)Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

 

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Eriq

photoboy

Boy, 5 y.o. (DOB: 2008)
P-OD
HIV Positive/Perinatal Infection

 

Eriq’s health is stable and asymptomatic with favorable progress. Viral charge is undetectable and his lymphocytes CD4 are elevated. He has good adherence to TARGA treatment. His medical prognosis is favorable and he doesn’t have any other illness.

Eriq is a loving, helpful, and smiley child well adapted to his surroundings. He does independent activities according to his age. He is a participative and a cheerful child who likes to get the attention from adults, being able to show affection for people that he had known for a short time. He likes to kiss and being caressed. He is a playful and polite child with a manageable behavior.  He has a sister who was adopted in 2012.

His overall development is adequate for his age; however, it is important to strengthen his attention. He has adequate self-esteem for his age and he is emotionally stable. He has a tendency of emotional lability with low tolerance to frustration. This will be improved with the attention of loving and assertive parents that provide the affection and the education that he needs.

Because of his health condition it is important that he gets integrated to a family that has the personal sources, emphasizing the empathy, assertiveness, patience, tolerance and love. The family that adopts this boy must have sample knowledge of his background and his current health condition to understand his needs and provide the child the love and time that he requires and to be involved in his medical care.

Eriq is currently available for adoption and waiting for his forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children. Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Delphine

photogirlGirl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)
P-OD
HIV+

Delphine is a cheerful, playful and loving girl with a psychological age of a 1 yr and 9 month old child, which is below her chronological age.  Because of this, the child requires more attention in different areas such as communication, socialization, occupation, self control, etc to achieve an adequate comprehensive development. Her language is poor for her age.

Delphine is a little girl with a HIV diagnosis that needs much attention and care. It is important that she gets integrated to a family that understands and accepts her health condition and that provides the socio-affective support that she requires to achieve the comprehensive development of her abilities and social adequacy.

The future parents must be able to create a stable and deep emotional bond; they must be expressive in their affection, with a great amount of physical energy and dynamic interaction but flexible and tolerant to facilitate her adaptation.

It is important to continue with the necessary early stimulation in all areas of personal development at the child’s pace to achieve her full potential.  She must receive early stimulation and Language Therapy permanently.

 

Delphine is currently available for adoption and waiting for her  forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children.  Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sally #25-55

Sally (1) Sally (2)Girl, born 2011
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Agenesis of right kidney.

 

Motor Development – she turns independently and many times from back to stomach and vice verse. She makes attempts to sit up on her own and when the upper part of the body is lying down on the slightly raised support, she is able to sit up without any help. She is happy from everything that she achieved alone and is looking for a suitable place to lie down and exercise alone the sitting. She moves in space by moving herself in seated position. She actively uses the opportunities for movement. The child shows desire for walking and held by an adult by the armpits, she walks with diligence, but she has no stable support in her legs, sank/drops herself, and holds her legs bent at the knees and wide apart, often raises her legs in the air and does not touch the floor. When climbing stairs when held by adult, she steps steadily on her feet and rotates them consecutively, stepping on the next step. When placed in a walker she moves by pushing herself with her chest. When placed reclining in front of adult, she exercise pressure with her foot on a cylinder module.

Habits – developmental age – 12 months. She drinks from a cup with adult’s help, feeds with a spoon given by adult, bites off but does not chew the food, she just sucks it putting it on her palate. She alone takes a piece of bread put on the table, with her lips. She shows desire for independent feeding and enjoys when the spoon is put in her hand. She reluctantly accepts when placed on pot, but more often performs her physiological needs in it.

Pictorial activity – 15 months. She alone leaves traces on a paper, holding the pencil with lips. She is happy of joint drawing with adult, with a pencil placed between her fingers.

Emotional-social development – developmental age – 24 months – with positive attitude, feisty. She shows initiative and independence. The child reacts with joy of close to her adult’s approval and with displeasure to ban, she is radiant, calm, and actively spends the awake time. She enters in interaction with the other children in the group.

Speech – developmental age – 21 months. She understands adult’s the speech, pronounces 10-12 words – sentences. She tries to connect two words in a sentence. More often expresses her reluctance for something, in verbal way. She makes transfer of her vision, received from the perception of real object, in the perception of the relevant image on the picture and identifies them – she names 5 images in pictures – ball, phone, cup, shoes, baby.

Update July 2014.
Yesterday we visited the little girl 2555. We are amazed by this little girl – she is one of the sweetest girls I have ever seen and at the same time she is fighter who doesn’t want to give up on the smallest of things! She is so full of energy and life! She is very smart and intellectually preserved, and mentally developing very well! Her potential is huge! I am honestly in love with this little girl! She made me laugh as she is really funny, smile with tenderness, and at the same time, I had tears in my eyes knowing that she still does not have a family to help her and love her through the difficulties she is going through. The orphanage staff helps her a lot and takes the best possible care for her but they can never be compared to what mommy and daddy can give. I truly hope that the family forever for little girl will find her very soon!

Antoinette #24-33

AntoinetteGirl, 2 years
Cerebral palsy, blind, deaf

March 2014 update:

No physical activity and initiative. Muscle tone – quadri-hypertonus and normoreflexia. Takes a passive seat with adherence, has elbow support but shows poor balance reactions. Gripping reflex – upon touch with, grips for a short while. Visual – motor coordination /hand-to-hand; Hand-foot-thigh; Hand-foot-mouth /. Visual analyzer – horizontal nystagmus, amaurosis, atrophy of optic nerve. Does not follow and fixate a bright object. Does not wince and does not orient in the direction of strong acoustic stimulus, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Pronounced “seeking” reflex and pathological oral automatisms. Speech production – coo sounds and vocalizations. Affective reactions – heavily decreased mimical facial expression, responds to tactile stimulation, “facade” smile is observed briefly.

Autonomy – positioned entirely by an adult. She feeds with an appetite and permanently gains on weight. Sleep – short periods of wakefulness.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Calvin #21-13

Calvin2Age: 1
Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus with implanted VP shunt, Agenesis of the corpus callosum

Calvin’s shunt was replaced in January 2014 and is operational at this time. He can control his head and hold it up when he is picked up. He turns from back to stomach. He happily rocks in the children’s rocking chair. He can keep 2 toys in his hands and hit them one against the other. He studies a toy given to him and rocks it to produce a sound. He looks for a toy that he has dropped and he also picks up a toy close to him. He reacts adequately and emotionally to attention – smiles widely, keeps constant eye contact and vivifies. He is calm while awake. He gives his hands when asked for them. He vocalizes to attract the attention. He often puts his fingers in his mouth. He pronounces syllables independently and by imitation.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Fitz #471

Fitz update (3)Fitz6-year-old boy  (pic in yellow from 2009)

update from March 2014:

He has been diagnosed with chromosomopathy –chromosome 4 short-arm deletion (Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome); congenital eye anomaly – complete blindness of the right eye and partial blindness of the left eye; microcephalus; epilepsy treated with two anti-convulsion medications. Following the therapy, he has not had any seizures.

He is a bedridden child who turns his body sideways and crosses his legs. His legs do not support his body. He keeps his head upright when lifted from his bed. He cannot see, he does not follow objects with his eyes or look closely at them. He does not hold a toy that has been handed to him but he grabs hold of the bars of his crib.

This boy becomes still and smiles slightly when someone caresses his cheeks or speaks to him, in which case he listens intently, reacts to the sounds and trembles. He is calm and quiet in his time awake.

Update from June 2014. The boy is currently 6 years old. Despite his age, his development is greatly delayed in relation with his medical condition and diagnoses. He spends his time lying in a crib, in a room with two other bedridden children in very severe condition and one caregiver. He is currently placed in a hospital (part of the orphanage got transferred to a hospital and all their children who could benefit from constant medical attention are now placed there). He continues taking the two medications mentioned in his medical records for epilepsy. While there is some hope that some of the vision in his left eye might be preserved, according to the temporary substitute for the orphanage director, his hearing might be impaired as a result of neuritis.

He is still fed with a feeding tube and seems to accept food well as he has gained weight compared to the older photo of him and looks much heavier now. According to the orphanage, he gets some rehabilitation (a massage and respiratory gymnastics) every day from Monday to Friday.

He can now maintain a sitting position and the caregiver places him in a sitting position in his crib.

 

Lilly #46-6

Lilly_June 2014LillyAge: 2
Diagnosis: intrauterine hypotrophy and microcephalus

Lilly walks independently. She reaches for toys that are handed to her but still has a short attention span. She watches other children in the playroom but does not initiate interactions with them. She prefers to play alone. She does participate in organized activities with her group. She responds when being called by name. She produces some syllables, but is not yet talking. She recognizes familiar adults and smiles when they give her attention.

 

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Mathilda

40622125059 MathildaGirl, born 2003
HIV+

 

 

 

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Selena

40622124805 SelenaGirl, born 2001
HIV+

 

 

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Betsy

40614170606 Betsy (1) 40614170606 Betsy (2)Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

From a family who met her in 2014:

This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brock

40530180818 Brock (2)

40530180818 Brock (1)Boy, born early 2004
Slight mental delay, astigmatism, mitral valve prolapse of I stage

From a family who met him in 2014:
This boy is an absolute treasure! He is kind-hearted and thoughtful of others. Brock enjoys dancing in school productions, doing school work on the computer, shooting hoops, playing soccer, reading books, painting and cutting out art projects, and sliding down slides. He is one of my daughter’s really good friends. They hugged and cried when my daughter left the orphanage. Brock desperately needs a family to rescue him and give him a joyful life full of love.

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

 

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ephraim

30626164933 smBoy, born July 2009
spina bifida (myelocele), hydrocephalus (subcompensation),  moderate mental delays, functional systolic murmur, astigmatism, crossed eyes, delay of physical development, spastic talipes paralyticus, spastic dislocation of the hips.

 

$795.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Alaric #25-15

AlaricBoy, born 2009
Down syndrome

Alaric has delays in psycho-motor development. Senses(sight, hearing) are preserved. Alaric can not walk alone, he bears a short distance, leaning on solid objects. He makes steps forward with the support from an adult. He can sit stable. He gets up holding something for support. Alaric reaches for toys and holds them. Tries to play with them for a while. Trying to separate the index finger from the other fingers when playing simple games. Sways to the rhythm of familiar children’s songs. Listens to speech. Pronounces separate syllables, but not meaningful words. Alaric can distinguish familiar from unfamiliar people. He reacts with joy to contact and quickly involves in the proposed game. He prefers communicating with an adult than playing with other children or handling toys. In an emotional aspect the child is calm, with a serene, cheerful mood. With regard to his physiological needs – feeding, dressing and undressing, hygiene, the child is dependent on adults.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sadler #1049

Sadler 1049Boy, born 2004
Moderate delays in neuro-psychical development, Secondary hypothyroidism, nanism

Sadler understands and keeps the rules in the group and in school. He works with a speech therapist and psychologist in order improving his development of physical processes and speech.

Sadler is smiley, good-natured. He loves to be object of an adult’s attention. He recognizes different emotional conditions – happiness, resentment, sadness.

He uses simple sentences. He knows the children from the group, he knows the names of the children and the adults from the staff in the Home and the school. He is able to have a conversation, he asks questions, and answers with simple sentences to asked questions. He shows interest and involves himself in organized activities with the children from the group.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Melaney #

MelaneyGirl, age 6
blind

From March 2014 – The child is sightless, but there is a good physical activity and orientation. The ability to walk freely and overcome various obstacles is improving more and more. Very well coordinated movements, allowing progressive complexity. She goes up and down stairs with support, alternating both feet and follows the adults. The child runs held by a hand or on her own. She very much loves to walk around for long with and adult.
plays with it for a long period of time. She likes to move marbles in a maze. She holds small cubes in her hands and bangs with them.

She plays with toys for a long period of time. She likes to move marbles in a maze. She holds small cubes in her hands and bangs with them.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Cullen #12-4

Cullen Apr 2014 (1) Cullen-Bulgaria DOB: 2001
Down syndrome

 

Update January 2012:  Cullen is in 4th grade this year. He knows the names of all the children in his class and has a best friend.   He pronounces short words and simple sentences. He can repeat numbers and counts to 5 with help. He is very musical and loves to dance.

Additional photos and videos of Cullen are available.

Cullen Apr 2014 (2)

 

Cullen is 12 years old. He’s been living in a mental institution since the age of 5. He is completely healthy with no physical delays or health problems.  Cullen is in 3rd grade at a local special education school. He enjoys going on walks and field trips. He plays with blocks, mechanical toys and kitchen sets. He engages in pretend play. He likes to look at books and will look at the pictures in the book and point to objects in them upon request. He can identify animals and foods and choose them from photos. He has well developed self-help skills. He’s toilet trained, feeds himself, dresses himself, folds his own clothes and washes his hands and face independently before bed each night.

 

$3,903.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


John #26-20

JohnAge: 11
Diagnosis: Defect of the development of the skull and facial bones

John has well developed gross and fine motor skills. He loves to play sports. He has age appropriate self help skills. He assists with tasks in the orphanage such as cleaning the dining room, serving food, and cleaning his room. He is doing well in school. He has started computer classes, which he enjoys. He has a good attention span and a very good imagination. He answers questions accurately. He can tell a story based on pictures. He enjoys interacting with other children his age. He likes to watch cooking shows on TV and dreams of becoming a chef. He has age appropriate behaviors and acts appropriately in the presence of other children and adults. He participates in group activities. He helps the children who have physical disabilities that impact their mobility by bringing them items and pushing their wheelchairs.

One of John’s best friends is in the process of being adopted. John has verbally expressed his desire to be adopted and come to the US. He is in an orphanage that prepares children for being adopted and works with families during the adoption process to ensure the child is prepared to join a family.

 

From an adoptive family who met him in July 2014:  ”Met this boy who is every bit of amazing!! His picture isn’t a good resemblance, it makes him look older. He is actually smaller looking in person. He is so thoughtful, kind, and has wonderful manners. Yesterday they asked if he would bring us a chair and he quickly gave us his chair and asked his friend to give his chair and then went for other chairs. He quickly says thank you for everything and today thanked us for spending time with him and said he had “it was a pleasure”! He wants a family, three boys from his group home will be going home this year. He loves to cook and the nannies say he can prepare entire meals. He is 11. Very bright, he knows all the workers schedules, he loves responsibility and smiled so much to be in charge of the keys for the gate. A young girl in a wheel chair asked him to push her and he was happy to do so. This is an amazing son just waiting for a family. Please help me find them!!! ”

The agency has additional photos and videos of John.

Clark #2-59

Clark

Age: 2
Diagnosis: Generalized disorder in development

Clark has been living with a foster family for over a year. His foster mother is a “professional foster parent” and there are 3 other foster children. Clark is the oldest of the 4 children placed in the home. He is physically healthy with no documented medical needs. He is walking, pronouncing random syllables and attends day care.. He prefers to play alone and has difficulty in social situations. He recently underwent an extensive evaluation by a psychiatrist who diagnosed him with “Generalized disorder in development”.

Additional photos and a detailed report are available through the agency.

Adler

40601135339 Adler (1)

40601135339 Adler (3)

Boy, born mid-2009
FAS, infantile autism

 

 

 

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marsha #4-62

MarshaAge: 4
Diagnosis: polymalformative syndrome, chromosomopathy and developmental delays

 

Marsha’s birth mother was just 16 years old when Marsha was born and raised her for 3 years. After several hospital stays, Marsha was placed in the orphanage. She has delays in all aspects of her development, but has been making steady progress since entering the orphanage. She is walking independently, playing with toys and seeking out the attention of caregivers appropriately. She is not yet talking, but is learning to feed herself. Updated photos and videos will be available soon.

Clarice

Clarice 2014 2 Clarice 2014Girl, born July 1999
Down syndrome

 

Clarice’s pictures are so fun to see – she seems to be all sunshine and motion!   She has such an amazing grin!

Clarice is so tiny; and she has many facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, in addition to her Down syndrome.

She has the personality of an impetuous toddler- very high energy and eager to try everything life has to offer. She too needs a family, and the sooner the better. The possibilities for a child to thrive when they reach a family are endless. She will definitely need medical attention, as you can tell from just seeing her teeth, and lots of patient instruction and guidance.

 

Update from May 2014:
CClarice has a sunshine smile, twinkling eyes, and a unique set of needs, as she is the victim of at least one confirmed type of maternal substance abuse in addition to having Down Syndrome and scoliosis. She has spent the entirety of her almost-15 years of her life without the essential and nurturing maternal and paternal bond. She is a sweet-natured, not loud, strong, and curious child who is the size of a slender six year-old. She is cognitively about two years old. She IS able to obey the stern orphanage nannies, and enjoys massage, stroller rides, sensory activities if she is offered, joint stimulation, and can walk. Clarice can engage in purposeful play and follow basic instructions. She bear-crawls (think Jungle Book) many times, and really has a gentle disposition. Her eyes are innocent and kind, and her personality is gentle and sweet. It is not fair to expect a child in this condition to “perform” for a room full of adults, and she is enamored and thankful with any offers of play or stimulation. She has a self-stimming habit of pushing on her private parts under her underpants, but as I have learned in the DS community, this is probably a result of a lack of sensory input. So, if given the right redirection through sensory play, her habit could be redirected. Clarice has the strength of a man when she wants you to hold her, and it is my opinion that it is unsuitable for her to have several physically smaller siblings. However, that is not legislated. There are several telling videos and photos of Clarice to share for the right family. She needs a family ASAP! I was told by a national regarding the kind of place she goes next — that “most children live for only one year at most once transferred.” Please pray for precious Clarice. Could you love her as a daughter? God knows her name, and he will provide her needs.

$15,350.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Veronica

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2000
Mild Cerebral palsy, can walk very well.

 

Veronica is a lovely young lady.  She is able to walk, stand on her own.

 

$61.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Darah

Girl, born 2013
Down syndrome, atrio-ventricular septum defect, condition after pulmonary artery coarctation (April, 2013)

 

Will be available in about 2 months (summer 2014)

What a sweet little love!

 

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Irene #716

Irene (2) Irene (1)Girl, born 2005
Cerebral palsy, severe quadriparetic syndrome. Severe mental delay.

Irene moves in space alone. She has good motor skills. She manipulates poorly with objects and toys. General and fine motor skills suffer. Smoothly moves her head and eyes. Speech development: Irene is observed with general underdevelopment of speech – alalia. Underdeveloped phonematic hearing impaired general motor skills. Passive and active vocabulary – in the process of development. Work is being done for the production of sounds “a” and “o”. She is studying in the first grade of a Special school on the orphanage grounds.

She likes special attention to be directed to her, to be caressed and held. She loves to walk, led by an adult and to be talked to. Shows preferences for communication to certain adults.

Additional information, pictures and video of her is on file with the agency.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Rita

RitaGirl, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, spastic hemiplegia, epilepsy, cardiomyopathy, deformity of lower limb, respiratory disease, malnutrition

 

Sweet girl!   Several videos of her are available from Maya’s Hope.

$12,222.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clarence

40406184152 Clarence (2)Boy, born August 2013
Spastic tetraparesis, local symptomatic epilepsy with seizures, congenital heart defect: hypoplasia of aortic arch, open oval window; optic nerve atrophy, inquinal hernia and umbilical hernia, lower extremities contracture

 

Oh sweet baby boy … he needs a family’s love and care.

 

$158.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ivey

31209225022 IveyGirl, born 2001
Arthrogryposis

 

From a family that met her early 2014: She is SO smart and funny and has the best sense of humor. When we were in there, she asked the staff if it was possible to get a family for herself, but they felt the answer would be no- because no one would want someone as badly disabled as she was. She can do nothing for herself physically, her limbs are twisted very badly, and unlike many of the others, she cannot feed herself. She lies on the couch and another older girl, also disabled, comes and feeds her. But she is amazing- despite her lack of formal schooling, she has memorized poems, and such. But she is also a fantastic conversationalist. She reads, can write some (limitations of her arms), has an incredible memory and method of delivery of things she has memorized (she also sang for us). She loves the color yellow and loves dressing up to feel pretty. She also loves to watch cartoons, but is ok with “serious dramas” on tv too lol! she’s spending her days on a couch, wishing for a family she fears will never come because her limbs are twisted and she cannot be “useful.” I am praying with all my heart that there is a family out there that recognizes that a person’s worth is not measured by what they can physically do- and will cross the ocean to call her daughter, because I truly believe she would be an incredible addition to a family. She’s spunky and overcame her hesitation about potential rejection, in order to ask me if I would please see if I could find her a family.

$341.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Carter

Carter 201430417114557 CarterBoy, born Nov 2011
Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia G 80.0.

 

What a little sweetheart!  Don’t you just want to scoop him up!

$200.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clara #29-12

ClaraAge: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Infantile cerebral palsy; Severe delay in development

 

She pronounces sounds. She sits with help and in a positioning therapeutic chair. She can keep her head up when put on her stomach. She eats with good appetite but has unsatisfactory weight gain. She is calm when asleep and awake. Clara has recently started keeping her head up for longer periods of time. She can turn only from back to stomach. She sits only with support. She pronounces accidental sounds. She follows with a look moving objects for a short time and doesn’t reach out to them. She holds a toy put in her hand but doesn’t bring it up to her eyes or manipulate with it.She reacts positively to physical touch and when someone talks to her. She smiles and vocalizes in response.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Oskar

40428232901 (4)Boy, born late 2011
congenital absense of ear, canal, hand/finger, fused fingers, cleft palate, congenital malformation of cardiac septa

 

Oskar has had surgery for his cleft palate.

Additional pictures available.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!